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Erotic Comics: A Graphic History from Tijuana Bibles to Underground Comix

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This international survey of erotic comics chronicles a groundbreaking form of sexual expression up to 1970, the years when mainstream culture spurned explicit eroticism. In the 1930s, American “Tijuana Bibles,” little pornographic comic books that parodied popular comics and comic strips, were widely available. World War II gave a boost to erotic comics, especially illustrated pin-ups. This set the stage for mens magazines such as Playboy, which included racy cartoons from the beginning, and fetish comics. The flowering of the counterculture in the next decade gave rise to underground comics, whose acknowledged master was Robert Crumb. A parallel development occurred in Europe, where erotic comics like Barbarella were suddenly the rage. Erotic Comics tells this story with hundreds of illustrations, informative text, and insights from key artists, writers, and publishers. Its sexy, artistic, entertaining, intriguing, and informative.

Synopsis:

From Tijuana Bibles to illustrated pinups to "Barbarella," this international survey of erotic comics chronicles a groundbreaking form of sexual expression through insights from key artists, writers, and publishers, and hundreds of full-color illustrations.

About the Author

Tim Pilcher is the coauthor of The Essential Guide to World Comics and The Complete Cartooning Course. He lives in Brighton, England.

Gene Kannenberg, Jr., is a respected historian of comics and the director of comicsresearch.org. He lives in Hudson Valley, New York.

Aline Kominsky-Crumb is a pioneer of autobiographical comics. She recently published Need More Love: A Graphic Memoir, and is married to fellow comix creator Robert Crumb.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810995154
Subtitle:
A Graphic History from Tijuana Bibles to Underground Comix
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
With:
Kannenberg, Gene Jr.
Foreword by:
Crumb, Aline Kominsky
Foreword:
Crumb, Aline Kominsky
Foreword:
Kominsky Crumb, Aline
Author:
Kannenberg, Gene Jr.
Author:
Kominsky-Crumb, Aline
Author:
Pilcher, Tim
Author:
Jr., Gene Kannenberg
Author:
Kannenberg, Jr.
Author:
Gene Jr. Kannenberg
Author:
Kannenberg, Jr., Gene
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Erotica
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Erotica
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Erotic comic books, strips, etc
Subject:
CGN005000
Subject:
CGN000000
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
March 2008
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
300 full-color
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.25 x 9.25 in
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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